Hi, I'm Bonnie Couture of Bonnie's Cat Care Visits & More, LLC.
Hi, I'm Bonnie Couture of Bonnie's Cat Care Visits & More, LLC of Berwick Maine. Thank you for taking the time to look at my website!
I have always had an inherently strong interest in the welfare of animals.
I, like a lot of animal lovers, have helped and cared for pets since I was a little girl...tending stray cats, tried to save any birdies the cats got, took care of my neighbors pets including horses, cows, pigs, dogs, cats, and have continued to be involved with animals all my life in one way or another.
I have volunteered for local rescue groups doing a variety of things to help animals by ~ fostering litters of kittens with their moms, pregnant cats, cats who need to be socialized before being adopted, cats who need to recuperate from surgeries, a couple dogs who had special health issues; walking dogs; working at events; visited nursing homes with dogs and kittens; always advocating for pets and animals in any way I personally can; promoting spaying and neutering; and so on.…
Since 2000 I've been an active cat foster home for several rescue groups/shelters. Since 2009 I've also been an active cat rescuer, have done a lot of TrapNeuterReturn (TNR) for feral cats, & have advocated for & helped with community cat spay/neuter programs.
Since 2001 I have been fortunate to be able to live my passion also as my livelihood providing pet care services to the surrounding areas of Berwick Maine.
I grew up in Berwick where my family roots are, and have always lived locally.
Prior to offering my own pet care services, I managerially assisted in the operations of other businesses and have been commended on my customer service, efficiency and attention to detail.
I have a variety of experiences sharing my compassion for pets/animals and enjoy always learning new things.
Some of the learning experiences I have enjoyed are ~
April 2005 Dog Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas at All Dogs Gym Manchester
April 2006 Taking the Bite out of Aggression lecture by Myrna Milani at NHSPCA
May 2006 Amer Humane Assoc Animal Emerg Services Volunteer Training Program at NHSPCA
Aug 2006 Changing People Changing Dogs by Dee Gangley at NHSPCA
Oct 2008 Great Pets Audience by Brian Kilcommons at NHSPCA
Oct 2011 Best Friends Animal Society's 4 day Educational Sanctuary Visit in Kanab UT & 3 day No More Homeless Pets Conference in Las Vegas NV
I have gone to talks by some animal communicators
I go to nutritional talks as they are offered and anything else to do with animal care & welfare
I periodically go to American Red Cross Pet First Aid Courses and I went to a Working Dog Foundation First Aid Seminar
I have also been enrolled in some wonderful dog behavior classes through
Chris Fraize of Canine Solutions in Acton ME www.k9sts.com
Terence Kirby of My Dogs Mind in Hampton NH www.mydogsmind.com
Sue Carney Behaviorist formerly at NHSPCA www.nhspca.org
Linda DesMarais Agility & Clicker Training www.agilitywithlinda.com
Nancy Fantom SaddlebackPetServices Northwood NH www.saddlebackpet.com